With reporting by Josh Horowitz
Michael Shannon has had a grand old time trolling us all with tall tales of what Common Zod may possibly be up to in “Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.”
His character died fairly tough in “Man of Steel,” but Shannon managed to make headlines when he casually dropped a story about becoming on the set of “Batman V Superman” and obtaining trapped in a bathroom because, oh, nbd, he has flippers instead of hands in that film.
Then, he explained, noooooo, he does not have flippers. He’s a ghost. Duh. DUH.
Chatting with MTV News in support of his upcoming film “Freeheld” at the Toronto International Film Festival, Shannon stated he was done trolling. (He would say that, wouldn’t he?)
“I can’t, I’m not gonna do it once more,” he said. “How about anything about some thing else. Elvis has flippers. I was confused. It wasn’t Zod, it was Elvis.”
But that didn’t stop Shannon from demonstrating how he would use his faux Zod flippers to lure Supes in.
“Come right here, Superman, come here. I got you now,” he said.
Although Shannon’s faux slip made headlines, the actor didn’t catch as considerably flak for the comments as one may well believe. Director Zack Snyder undoubtedly didn’t reprimand him.
“Most folks don’t know how a lot Zack swears, he swears a lot,” Shannon mentioned. “No, Zack has a very good sense of humor. I feel that’s why we got along.”